The Bachelor of Business Studies (BBS) course is a four-year bachelor’s degree or graduation level degree in Nepal. BBS course is offered in Nepal by the Faculty of Management Tribhuvan University.
Bachelor’s in Business Studies is the most popular bachelor’s degree course in Management stream. It is an annual exam-based academic course. After completion of the BBS course, students are expected to have specialization in General Management, Marketing Management, Financial Management, and Accountancy.
BBS Course Time Duration of Completion
The BBS course is a yearly exam-based course. It is a 4 years bachelor’s degree course (if you complete it regularly). However, it is not compulsory to complete it within 4 years. You can complete the course within 7 years of your admitted education year. That means in the BBS course, you have a lot of flexibility to clear the back papers.
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BBS Course Fee in Nepal
The total fee for the completion of the BBS course varies depending on the college. Normally it ranges from NPR 15,000 to NPR 50,000 per year. The average fee for a BBS course in Nepal is NPR 30,000 per year. That means the total fee of the BBS course in Nepal during the course will vary from 60,000 to 200,000.00 depending upon the choice of the college.
This is a tentative figure and doesn’t match in every college. Depending upon fees and colleges, you may have to pay extra for study materials and other necessary fees.
BBS Course Eligibility Criteria (Requirements)
The candidate applying for admission to the BBS program should have the following criteria:
- Must have successfully completed the 10+2 in business/ commerce or an equivalent course from a Higher Secondary School Board or from Tribhuvan University or another University/ Board recognized by T.U or must have studied mathematics or economics as a full paper at the 10+2 program.
- Must have studied English as a full paper at the 10+2 or equivalent program.
- Must have secured the minimum marks at the 10+2 or equivalent program as prescribed by the Faculty Board or campus concerned.
The minimum grade required to enroll in the BBS program is D+ (1.8 CGPA). This is equivalent to the second division i.e. at least 45% in +2 or equivalent.
Curriculum Structure of BBS Course in Nepal
The curriculum of the BBS course in Nepal covers a wide range of subjects related to business studies. There will be 5 subjects each year for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd year of the course carrying 100 marks each totaling 500 marks evaluation system each year.
In the final year, there will be 4 subjects carrying 100 marks each, and one 50 marks subject related to research methodology, and project work (research work) carry 50 marks. Among the 4 subjects carrying 100 marks each, 1 is fixed for all, and for the rest of the three subjects you can choose any three subjects from 4 Concentration Areas. Each concentration area will have 5 subjects within it to choose any three among them.
BBS 1st-Year Subjects
The purpose of the first-year program is to build a strong foundation in students to prepare them to comprehend business concepts, theories, and practices. The first-year program is organized into the following compulsory and core courses:
|BBS 1st-Year Subjects||Subject Codes||Full Marks|
|Business English||MGT 201||100|
|Business Statistics||MGT 202||100|
|Microeconomics for Business||MGT 203||100|
|Financial Accounting and Analysis||MGT 211||100|
|Principles of Management||MGT 213||100|
BBS 2nd Year Subjects
The objective of the second-year program is to furnish students with fundamental principles, techniques, and comprehension of foundation and core courses. The foundation courses are crucial for building an understanding of business operations. The core courses impart vital knowledge and skills that form the foundation of business studies. As such, the second-year program comprises core and mandatory subjects, which are as follows:
|BBS 2nd Year Subjects||Subjects Code||Marks|
|Business Communication||MGT 205||100|
|Macroeconomics for Business||MGT 209||100|
|Cost and Management Accounting||MGT 212||100|
|Organizational Behavior & Human Resource Management||MGT 223||100|
|Fundamentals of Financial Management||MGT 216||100|
BBS 3rd-Year Subjects
The purpose of the third-year program is to provide basic concepts, tools, and an understanding of the fundamentals of business studies. The core courses provide essentials of learning which are basic to understanding the broader areas of business studies. The third program is therefore organized into the following core and compulsory courses:
|BBS 3rd-Year Subjects||Subjects Code||Marks|
|Business Law||MGT 204||100|
|Foundation of Financial Systems||MGT 226||100|
|Business Environment and Strategy||MGT 217||100|
|Taxation in Nepal||MGT 224||100|
|Fundamentals of Marketing||MGT 214||100|
BBS 4th Year Subjects
In the fourth year, the students are encouraged to focus on a particular function and concentration area of business studies.
TU offers 4 streams/concentrations each including a group of 5 subjects. You can first decide on one concentration out of the 4. Then you can choose 3 subjects out of the 5 subjects in a particular concentration area among the 4 concentration areas.
|BBS 4th Year Subjects||Subjects Code||Marks|
|Concentration Subject I||* (Depends upon the choice)||100|
|Concentration subject II||* (Depends upon the choice)||100|
|Concentration subject III||* (Depends upon the choice)||100|
|Business Research Methods||MGT 221||50|
|Final Project||MGT 401||50|
*The subject’s code depends upon which one of the following concentration areas you choose. After choosing the concentration area, you can select any three subjects within it.
BBS 4th Year Subjects Concentration Areas
The Faculty of Management offers 4 concentration areas containing 5 subjects each to choose the rest of the three subjects. The concentration areas are Accounting, Finance, Marketing, and Management.
- ACC 250: Accounting for Banking
- ACC 251: Accounting for Business
- ACC 252: Advanced Financial Accounting
- ACC 255: Advance Auditing
- ACC 256: Advance Cost and Management Accounting
- FIN 250: Fundamentals of Corporate Finance
- FIN 251: Commercial Bank Management
- FIN 255: Management of Financial Institutions
- FIN 253: Fundamentals of Investment
- FIN 254: Insurance and Risk Management
- MKT 250: Fundamentals of Selling
- MKT 251: Customer Relationship Management
- MKT 252: Foreign Trade and Export Management in Nepal
- MKT 253: Fundamentals of Advertising
- MKT 254: Fundamentals of Services Marketing
- MGT 251: International Business
- MGT 256: Small and Medium Enterprises
- MGT 257: Event Management
- MGT 258: Project Management
- MGT 259: Technology & Information Management
Objectives of Bachelor of Business Studies (BBS Course)
The BBS program aims to develop students into competent managers for any sector of business and organized activity.
Frequently Asked Questions About BBS Course
What does BBS mean degree?
The abbreviation BBS in academic degree refers to the Bachelor of Business Studies course offered by different universities. It is a popular graduation-level degree offered by Tribhuvan University.
What is the duration of the BBS course?
BBS course is currently a 4 years Bachelor’s degree course. Previously, it was a 3-year curriculum course and later it got restructured into a 4-year graduate degree. You can complete the course within 7 years from the admission year. That means you will have a maximum of 7 years to clear all the back papers and graduate.
What is the minimum GPA for BBS?
The minimum grade required to enrol BBS course in Nepal is D+. This is equivalent to a 1.8 CGPA or 45% in +2 or equivalent. It means most of the students who just passed secondary school (+2) can join this course.
What is the average fee for the BBS course?
The average fee is around NPR 25,000 to 30,000 per year in private colleges. If you choose Government colleges, the fees can go significantly lower i.e. around 15000 a year or even below with different scholarship schemes.
Is the BBS course hard?
No. The BBS course is a moderately difficult academic course. The BBS course is not hard to pass as the exam question pattern is arranged in such a way that every student can pass with a little effort. It is one of the easiest courses in Nepal after doing +2 in management. The syllabus covers a wide range, but due to the easy examination structure and question-picking method, it is easy to complete.
What is a BBS vs BBA?
BBS refers to Bachelor of Business Studies whereas BBA refers to Bachelor of Business Administration. From the name, it is clear that the BBS course scope is wider whereas BBA is more specialized in the Administration of the business. Currently, BBS is a yearly course of 4 years and BBA is 8 8-semester (also 4 years) graduation degree.